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Two Day Mahout Experiences Training Program
Two Day Mahout Experiences Training Program
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Two Day Mahout Experiences Training Program


Manifa Travel


2 Days

Start Price

$ 85





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Family Without Young Children , Friends , Solo , couple


Luang Prabang

Things To Do

Kuang Si Waterfalls , Elephant Sanctuary and Camps , Pak Ou Cave

Day 1


Two Day Mahout Experiences Training Program

We embark a boat trip to Pak Ou Caves on the Mekong River. We see a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as the mysterious nature on the way. We will stop at Ban Xang Hai to visit a village that produces whisky and silk.

After 1 and half hour, we reach Pak Ou where the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers. Pak Ou Caves are two linked caves crammed with thousand of lacquered Buddha Status of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims.

Exploring the caves about 40 min, the boat trip takes us to Manifa Elephant Camp. We enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch at the restaurant, overlooking the Mekong river.

At about 1pm, we start “Mahout Experience Program".

  • Learn about elephant behavior and their habitat. 
  • Continue nurturing your relationship and bonding time with elephant
  • Learn how to care and handle elephants with the method of verbal cues (voice command system) 
  • Learn how to better handle elephants through body language awareness and communication techniques
  • Learn how to correctly ride like a Mahout on the neck of the elephant
  • Guide your elephant safely and comfortably through the jungle on the property.

The 1st day of Mahout program continue until the late afternoon, with an hour lunch break. At the end, we will take the elephants to their resident bamboo forests. You will stay overnight at Manifa (homestay/camping). From evening to next morning, we have free time in the Mekong riverside.

Day 2


Two Day Mahout Experiences Training Program

We resume Mahout Program in the early morning at 6:30am to bring elephants from the forests with our Manifa mahout team. We will take the elephants to the Mekong river for bathing and interact with them for a while.

After breakfast, we join Manifa Mahout team and experience Mahout work from around 10am to 12pm. “Mahout Experience Training Program” ends with this 2 hours experience working as a Mahout.

We have a lunch at the restaurant. This adventure destination package takes you to Kuang Si waterfall. You will have time to explore the three layered Kuang Si Waterfall. Walk the trails of the nature reserve, swim in the refreshing turquoise water pools and visit the bear rescue center. We leave for Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. We make a short visit at Ban Na Uan, a Hmong village on the way. We return to the city between 5:30pm - 6:00pm which is the ideal time to visit Phousi Mountain to see sunset.